Nexus 5, Nexus 8, and Nexus 11 Concepts with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and High-end Specs Go Live

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There are only a couple of days until the Google I/O event will be held and we still don’t know for sure what products will the company be launching. However, some fans with a good imagination have come up with a series of Nexus concept devices that seem to give us an idea about what people desire from the next generation handsets.

So, we have a few images created by Designer Bob Freking. The images feature three Nexus concept handsets including the Nexus 5, Nexus 8 and the Nexus 11. The pictures come along with a set of technical specifications that seem very reasonable.

The Nexus 5 is expected to be manufactured by the same phone maker that built the Nexus 4, namely LG. Of course, the news has not been officially confirmed yet, but the designer is offering the Nexus 5 render with the LG brand.

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Apart from the smartphone’s appearance, Freking also provides us with some specs, and in his opinion the Nexus 5 should have a 5-inch True IPS full HD display, should be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz, helped by an Adredon 330 GPU. In addition, the Nexus 5 will come with a 13 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary one, and it will run the latest Android iteration, of course. The price of the Nexus 5 should be around $299 for the 16 GB version.

Now it’s time for the Nexus branded tablets. The first one imagined by the Designer is not the Nexus 7 2, which is expected to be released soon, but a little bigger handset called the Nexus 8 and it would be manufactured by Asus.

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As for the hardware, the Nexus 8 would come with a 8-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, Adreno 320 GPU, a 3 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front-facing one, and the latest Android version. The price should start at about $199 for the 8 GB internal storage model.

The last image features the Samsung Nexus 11 concept, which is not far from the truth as there are some rumors claiming that the South Korean phone maker is developing a handset of this sort. So, the Samsung Nexus 11 would come with a PLS display that will measure 11 inches and will have a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1600.

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It would be underpinned by a quad-core Tegra 4 CPU clocked at 1.8 GHz and a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU. Also, the Nexus 11 is imagined sporting a 5 megapixel primary camera, and a 2 MP secondary one. And of course, the device would be running the latest version of Android. As for the price, the Nexus 11 would be sold for $399 (the 16 GB model).

As I said, the Nexus 5, Nexus 8 and the Nexus 11 offer nice technical specs, even though they are all imagined by a very creative person. However, if I would have one problem in terms of hardware I’d mention the Tegra 4 processor. I’m not saying that Nvidia doesn’t have good SoCs but, the Tegra 4 does not belong in this particular picture only because the device is manufactured by Samsung, and we all know that Samsung has its own chips to implement on its devices. If the rumors saying that Samsung is working on a Nexus tablet turn out to be accurate, than we will see an Exynos processor powering the handset, not the Tegra 4. The GeForce GPU will be consequently be left out, as well.

Anyway, there are only two more days until the Google I/O event, and the company we’ll probably enlighten us regarding its future plans.

  • Parker DelPonte

    News reports are saying no new hardware or OS at IO this year. T_T

  • John

    So basically you gave a brief description of a bunch of concept art found on the Internet. Geez, it seems like anyone can make a tech website these days.

  • ronf57

    Google io 2013…NO HARDWARE.

    as for creative ideas..they all sound plausible except the prices.
    note 8 no phone much lower resolution and worse processor is the price for your 11″ tablet. .meaning the 11″ will be much more expensive.
    Also, the authors opinion about tablet processors doesn’t hold true…Samsung uses Samsung exynos and Qualcom procs AS WELL as Nvidia Tegras. So I think it makes sense they will cover all the bases. The missing one is Intel Atom proc for windows 8 tablet.. I think a multi-boot Win8pro and android 4.3 or 5 would be great.